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Sunday, March 14, was Save a Spider Day, and Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area recognized the holiday by posting photos of a particularly fearsome looking arachnid: a pet non-native Brazilian black tarantula (Grammostola pulchra) crawling on a rock.

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Boys and Girls Club of Malibu recently announced this year’s winner of the Youth of the Year Award: Linda M. Each year, the club selects a Youth of the Year based on the student’s contributions to their school, community, family and the club, as well as overcoming personal challenges and obstacles.

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Malibuite Stella Williams, an eighth grader at Malibu Middle School, hand-made and delivered 50 Valentine’s Day cards for residents in a nearby senior living facility earlier this month. 

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Malibu singer/songwriter Trinity Rose—known for having performed locally at numerous public events and fundraisers as well as the Malibu High School talent show, Masque—recently earned recognition from the National YoungArts Foundation. The MHS student was awarded an honorable mention, the f…

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“I was home alone in solitary confinement because of the coronavirus and music and lyrics continued to flow to me throughout 2020,” wrote Malibu resident Brooke Halpin, announcing a new 11-track album that has just been released.

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The Valentines Day Art Walk that took place in Malibu last Saturday featured all four of the art galleries located in the Malibu Civic Center—each of which is owned by a woman. 

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Malibuite Violet Bricklin, 21 months, has “a connection with Buddha,” according to her proud grandparents Diane Malecha and Tom Urban, often visiting a small Buddha statue she passes on her walks through her Paradise Cove neighborhood. On Jan. 6, little Violet “had a strong desire ... the da…

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Malibuite Gisele Halualani, a Louisville High School student, was recently selected to join the national Ambassador Leadership Program by the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS).

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As part of its centennial celebration, The Huntington Library, Museum & Gardens near Pasadena commissioned a temporary art installation by Malibu artist Lita Albuquerque.

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Our Lady of Malibu School eighth grade students Christine, Ivory, Maria and Mila created warm fleece blankets to donate to children in foster care and shelters this winter. The middle schoolers and their teacher, Cerene Larson, support My Stuff Bags Foundation and donated the blankets in tim…

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Volunteers from the Malibu Navy League, led by John Payne, president,  are presenting their annual Toys for Tots drive, partnering with local businesses First Bank Malibu (located in the Malibu Village Shopping Center)  and Malibu’s Toy Crazy (located in the Malibu Country Mart Shopping Center).  

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Pictured, from left: Mike, Dean, Dawn and Kousha celebrating Dawn’s 25th anniversary at Starbucks, Cross Creek in Malibu.

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The Malibu Rotary Club, a local service organization active in the Malibu community, recently inducted seven new members. 

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Malibu author Claire Fullerton’s third traditionally published novel, “Mourning Dove,” recently received its ninth award. “Mourning Dove” was awarded in the category of literary fiction from the International Book Awards.

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The Malibu Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution raised money to purchase $1,500 worth of food gift cards for Rainbow Services. Rainbow Services provides emergency and crisis assistance, transitional and community housing, supportive services and education, and advocacy to vict…

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The Mullally family, one of the winners of this year’s Nights of the Jack ticket giveaway, attended the spooky spectacle at King Gillette Ranch last weekend. The event, which runs through Nov. 1, has transformed from a walk-through to a drive-through experience as a safety precaution due to …

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The Malibu Art Association held its first outdoor event at Malibu Contemporary Gallery, including artists Carolyn Carradine, Helen Campanella, Susan Gacad and Lori Mills. 

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SweetBu Candy Co., located at the Trancas Country Market, now has copies of “Emily’s Gift: The True Story of Sherlock and Jackson” on sale. Proceeds help support nonprofit The Emily Shane Foundation’s  SEA (Successful Educational Achievement) Program, which operates here in Malibu and at sit…

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Gregory “GT” Sills and Victoria Antico were married at Westward Beach on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. GT is the son of longtime Malibu residents Greg and Laureen Sills. Victoria is the daughter of Linda Antico of Malibu and John Antico of Waltham, Mass. GT is a sound designer and currently works …

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This  week’s Best Shot is a “Wild West moment”—gazing at the Santa Monica Mountains from a spot just off Pacific Coast Highway and Heathercliff Road at Point Dume. The striking photograph was captured by Jordan Retamar on May 30.

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Not your usual backyard visitor, this red-tailed hawk fledgling appeared in a Malibu West backyard birdbath  this May, resting on one foot “in order to prevent heat loss through unfeathered skin.”

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Mei dresses with flair while staying safe shopping at Ralphs.

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The Under the Oaks teachers greet parents during a drive-through Mother’s Day celebration on Sunday. The recognition of school moms included handing out hand-picked bouquets from flowers grown at the school on Las Flores Canyon Road

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Malibuite Nili Leemon shared photos of a trip to Norway, where she had the opportunity to view the aurora borealis amid deep snow.  

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One-year-old Malibu pup Jilly couldn’t make it to the groomer because she’s in quarantine—we can relate. Owner Julie Krauss wrote, “I will offer t-shirts with her pic to raise money for Malibu Boys & Girls Club to support their food pantry.” Anyone interested in ordering a shirt to suppo…

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One-year-old Malibu pup Jilly couldn’t make it to the groomer because she’s in quarantine—we can relate. Owner Julie Krauss wrote, “I will offer t-shirts with her pic to raise money for Malibu Boys & Girls Club to support their food pantry.” Anyone interested in ordering a shirt to suppo…

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Malibu’s Gwen and Terry Lucoff celebrated an unconventional traditional Passover with their family this year during social distancing by joining together on a video chat. “It was wonderful,” Terry wrote, “and I encourage families to get together this way anytime they can.”

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Alejandra DeLuca celebrated her birthday earlier this month by sharing a day of virtual meditation and healing, including music and meditative sounds. DeLuca spent the day on her Malibu Meditation Instagram page connecting with her neighbors, friends and strangers in search of strength and comfort.

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Author Robert Kerbeck has been named a finalist for the Foreword Book of the Year Awards for his book, “Malibu Burning,” a chronicle of the Woolsey Fire. Kerbeck added the “support from our community continues to amaze” him, including words of praise from actor Sam Elliott. 

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Malibu author Kim Stanwood Terranova holds a launch and signing of her new book, “The Technology of Intention: Activating the Power of the Universe Within You,” at an event in early March at the Malibu Design Center. “It was a brilliant kick off,” Terranova wrote, and took place just weeks b…

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Bicyclists from West Hollywood take a break at Malibu’s Whole Foods on Saturday; they insisted they were socially distancing for their entire ride.

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Malibu’s chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) held its monthly meeting in early March to gather supplies to distribute to the community. DAR members pictured, from left: Courtney Alexander, Barbara Casey, Beth Grimes, Ann De Martini, Ellen Kehr, Vicki Cooper, Anne Kaufma…

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The Malibu Optimist Club viewed the Rodin Sculpture exhibit at Pepperdine’s Weisman Museum on March 5. Museum curator Nancy Meyer gave club members an extensive tour of the sculptures on exhibit.

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As millions of Americans take the unprecedented step of transitioning to working from home for the next few weeks, that means more American dogs, cats, birds, bunnies, fish, turtles and other household pets are getting in on the 9 to 5 grind. And we’d love to meet them!

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Two subspecies of Oystercatchers—which use their long red bills to dig up various shellfish such as oysters, clams and other mollusks—were seen together recently at the Malibu Lagoon.

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LA Mayor Eric Garcetti expressed his thanks to Malibu’s Robert Kerbeck after Kerbeck published “Malibu Burning,” a book about the Woolsey Fire that has garnered praise from within and outside the Malibu community. Kerbeck made the announcement while announcing he was taking the book on the r…

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Malibu Association of Realtors recently donated funds to further the mission of TEP, Topanga Enrichment Program, as part of the Realtors’ mission to “support local organizations that promote educational programs within the community.” The donation will help support TEP’s work supporting supp…

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Malibu Middle and High School choir students traveled to Webster Elementary School on Friday, Feb. 14, to deliver Valentine grams to students there. Grams involved singing fun love songs and handing out sweet treats. The choir students also encouraged younger students to consider joining the…

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Pepperdine student Christy P Klotz, a country music singer/songwriter, has announced a new single, “Jesus Callin,” to be released Feb. 28 on all major music platforms. The song was written by Klotz as a “strong and gentle tribute” to her grandma’s life. Klotz, who earned her bachelor’s degre…

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Children’s Creative Workshop (CCW) preschoolers ages two to five years old took a “trip around the world” last month with a study of the seven continents. Students learned a song to remember the continents and then explored each of them with “music, food, language and art, singing all the wa…

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Local author Robert Kerbeck, whose 2019 book “Malibu Burning” has earned accolades locally and nationally, earned a 2019 Best of Los Angeles Award for best historical nonfiction of 2019. The award, presented by Mayor Pro Tem Mikke Pierson during a reception at V’s Restaurant, drew a local cr…

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Malibu’s home-grown radio station, 99.1 KBUU, enters its sixth year of transmitting this week by knocking off some major-market competition at the 70th Annual Golden Mike news excellence awards in Universal City.

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A new TV channel focusing on sustainability was just launched by Malibu local Brigitte Perreault. Ignyte TV, which is available on Roku, Amazon FireTV and Internet TV, will focus on educational programming about social and environmental issues. “Sustainability is arguably the most important …

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Our Lady of Malibu’s young track and field athletes take part in the Simi Valley High School all comers meet on Saturday, Feb. 1. The meet, open to anyone and everyone who wishes to take part, included OLM students as young as five years old (kindergartener James Whitworth). 

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The Agoura Animal Shelter is full of pets and animals looking for their forever homes, including this eight-year-old duo, Maya and Pablo, whose person passed away. Check out dogs, cats and more exotic pets at the shelter, open daily.

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MUSE School first graders sang “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from “Toy Story” and offered a performance of “Yertle the Turtle” by Dr. Seuss during Culmination in January. Second graders performed “Gertrude McFuzz,” another Dr. Seuss classic.

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Our Lady of Malibu School sixth graders take part in a hands-on science activity to study how the movement of water and ice affects the planet’s topography. Students learned how glaciers affect erosion and used stream tables to learn about erosion and deposition.

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Malibu High School students make art on tote bags during a joint program put on by the Malibu High School Library and Malibu Library (part of the LA County library system) on Thursday, Jan. 23.

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Local Malibu artist Allois is preparing to show recent paintings at bG Gallery during the LA Art Show, running from Feb. 5-9, booth No. 825.

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